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phenomenon of ‘the dead women of Juarez’

26 Nov

In 2012 killed 132 in NL and there are 500 girls and young women lost, says NGO adviser

phenomenon of ‘the dead women of Juarez’

Mexico. – Bodies tortured, mutilated and sexual violence were thrown into the streets, canals, railroads, road ditches, drains (…) The balance of Felipe Calderón: 4000 murders of 112 women and 976 missing 3000 only in the last two years: “The phenomenon of ‘the dead women of Juarez’ spread across the country,” says Yuriria Rodriguez Estrada, general counsel of the National Citizen Femicide Observatory and Catholics for a Free Choice.

The cases were accumulated: Arely premiums Sarahí Montelongo Jeniffer Rodriguez Flores and Flores, both 16, decided to go to a party in Saltillo, Coahuila, one Sunday last month. Three days later their bodies were found with signs of torture and sexual disfigured face, lying in a drain in the municipality of Garcia, Nuevo Leon.

In Texas, this year 132 women were killed, and more than 500 girls and young women aged 10 to 20 years are missing. We won two injunctions: in Nuevo Leon state and Mexico, says lawyer femicide specialist before offering a talk at Monterrey in the context of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, established by the United Nations (UN).

Many of the 132 victims of Nuevo Leon have been exhibited in public and 40 percent were not identified, which shows another problem of trafficking for sexual and labor exploitation. For several weeks, the number of crimes in the state increased. The body of a 25 year old woman was located in the middle of an irrigation canal, 20 kilometers north of Montemorelos, another was taken to the edge of a railway line, where he was shot dead in the head and chest, another thrown into the streets of the colonial Coyoacan, a young woman was shot in the shoulder of the Northeast Bypass with feet bound and his head covered with tape, and a more finalized shock and shot on a street in Guadalupe with a message … all with signs of torture.

They are being murdered increasingly high levels of violence and greater display of their bodies. All this has to do with a social pattern: shoot a woman tortured and murdered in the street means that something did. That is the message we are giving the state Yuriria says Rodriguez.

He explains that “the majority of bodies found in public places across the country, have not been identified, may be from co-opted women migrants by organized crime and used for sexual exploitation, as hawks or some group of cooks crime, but they have nothing to do, even if the state involved and the claim that 70 percent belonged to organized crime. Lie. ”

The increase in violence during the presidency of femicide Calderon is linked to the refusal of some states of the Republic to declare gender alert, urgent action mechanism in the absence of prevention to end violence against women, which was rejected by several governors without legal arguments and only under the misconception that it is a punishment or a political coup.

This refusal of the states of Mexico, Nuevo Leon and Guanajuato has caused a significant increase in violence against them: in Texas, for example, grew 698 percent femicide in two years, according to the Arthemisas for Equity, who reported deficiency of the authorities to investigate the killings.

According to statistics from the National Citizen Observatory of Femicide, the Attorney General of Texas, by Adrian de la Garza, said that of 132 murders of women, 52 percent were a result of organized crime, but only appropriated to homicides in 30 percent of cases.

“The authorities tell us that over 70 percent of  these crimes are women who have been killed by organized crime, therefore, claim that they are not investigating drug traffickers. That’s the message they send to society: as belonging to the drug, do not solve the murders, “says Rodriguez Yuriria.

Discriminatory patterns of authority have led to the significant increase in women’s murders and disappearances. They are a kind of breeding ground of which the killings against them and continue sending this message: the women can kill anywhere, for us, they deserved it because they were drug dealers and no charge. Keep killing women.

Impunity has allowed women’s access to justice. In the case of the murder of Rubi Marisol Frayre, daughter of Marisela Escobedo, Sergio Rafael Barraza committed by Bocanegra, who was killed a few days ago by the Army, the reaction of the governor of Chihuahua, Cesar Duarte, was to shelve the matter: “I kill him, and not investigated. Instead, research should continue to achieve real reparations not only moral, but with guarantees of non-repetition of such crimes, “he says.

Gender Alerts

The existing mechanism in Mexico to prevent violence against women, gender alert called, is unique in the world, came after the phenomenon of so-called dead women of Juarez, to prevent spread across the country, based on the coordination of state and federal authorities and financial resources allocated to it.

“We are identifying a context of systematic violence in different states of the country, where several factors converge: crossing internal and external migrants, high levels of violence against women sector, not only in domestic but also in the community; rates femicide and especially in states where there is lack of control of the armed forces and police, “said Rodriguez Yuriria.

The highest rates of violence against women were reported in Chihuahua, Veracruz, State of Mexico, Nuevo Leon, Morelos, Chiapas and Guerrero: The alerts mean more attention from state and federal resources to eradicate aggression actions against this sector of the population.

In the case of the State of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto former governor refused to gender alert “no investigations or judgments, even a thousand cases, in 592 did not know the victim-offender relationship. If he had gotten a declaration of alert would have been generated gender-sensitive protocols and actions to evaluate the work of prosecutors. And there did not follow the same systematic pattern of violence against women and zero access to justice. Carpetazos were hundred “.

For the National Citizen Femicide Observatory, formed by 50 organizations in 20 states, Felipe Calderon has a debt to women and must pay it before leaving. Yuriria Rodriguez has no doubt: “One of the things you should do before going Calderón’s post reform Regulation of the General Law on Women’s Access to a Life Free of Violence, to ensure the immediate implementation of the declaration of alert eradicate femicide and safeguard the lives and safety of women. ”

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2 responses to “phenomenon of ‘the dead women of Juarez’

  1. sloppy buddhist

    11/30/2012 at 8:27 AM

    utterly outrageous…and sad.

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